Sony Lines up the Bloodshot Movie

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Bloodshot Comic BookLast we heard on the “Bloodshot” movie front, Matthew Vaughn was considering directing the film. Well no, not really. He was going to direct the film. Or at least, that was the big exclusive news that never panned out back in 2010, anyway.

Fast-forward to 2012, and Sony Pictures has officially acquired the Valiant comic book character with plans for a movie. Sony will develop a film based on a spec script from Jeff Wadlow (“Cry Wolf”) that the studio paid a pretty penny for. ($450,000 against $1 million is the rumored price tag.)

Comic book readers from the ’90s will recognize Bloodshot. But for those who don’t, here’s a quick rundown:

The protagonist is Angelo Mortalli, a ruthless killer for the mob who is set up by the family and framed for a murder. He instead goes into Witness Protection, but is betrayed by an FBI agent guarding him, kidnapped and forcibly subjected to an experimental program in which his body is injected with microscopic computers called nanites. They erase his brain and rebuild it and his body to be a weapon with superhuman strength and healing powers. Bloodshot escapes his makers, and though he isn’t his old self, he tries to figure out who he was. Things get bad for everybody who betrayed him.

Back during my comic book reading days, Jim Shooter’s Valiant line of books were pretty good stuff. I always appreciated the fact that there was a limited number of titles going around that universe, and that each title always had a connection to all the others. This made their company-wide crossover events more coherent and exciting.

If a “Bloodshot” movie gets made, dare I hope for a “Solar: Man of the Atom” movie? I dare, I dare… (Though I ain’t holdin’ my breath.)

Bloodshot Comic Book

Via : Deadline

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Bloodshot was good. Valiant had some great titles. This was definitely one of the best and would definitely work today. I can see this easily getting done. I just hope they don’t get Sam Worthington for this.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      I think the days of Sam Worthington being up for every Hollywood movie role is over.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Whew!!! Luke Goss would be decent in the role.

  • X_p

    another b-list comic hero. these movies are gonna suck big time in the near future after all the big names are taken.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Really? Cause you know “Hellboy,” “Blade,” Kick-Ass,” and “Wanted” were all household titles before they got the hollywood treatment and cleaned up at the box-office. With the right writer, director and cast most any material can be made into a good movie. Just because it doesn’t come from the big 2 (Marvel and DC) doesn’t mean it can’t be interesting. “The Crow” was a little known indie comic before the Brandon Lee film.

    • http://twitter.com/DinoT1985 Dino Tassigiannis

      Because the big names are instant classics like Wolverine: Origins…?

      As Deadpool said and I’ll back it further. The Crow, The Mask, Men In Black, Timecop, V for Vendetta weren’t A list comics but the movies made them more known.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Damn forgot about Men in Black and The Mask. Loved those too. Also V for Vendetta. Let’s throw 300 and Sin City out there too.
        Sent on the go!